Table 8.4
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by race/ethnicity, according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2004
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 26 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Race/ethnicity Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Number
White (non-Hispanic) 126,734  76,475 17,380  93,855 21,707 3,037  8,135
Black (non-Hispanic)  40,152  23,926  7,712  31,638  5,788   943  1,783
Hispanic origin  32,645  23,832  2,303  26,135  5,430   382    698
Other  10,307   6,388  1,179   7,567  1,365   120  1,255
No. of discharges  209,838 130,621 28,574 159,195 34,290 4,482 11,871
Column percent
White (non-Hispanic)  60.4  58.5  60.8  59.0  63.3  67.8  68.5
Black (non-Hispanic)  19.1  18.3  27.0  19.9  16.9  21.0  15.0
Hispanic origin  15.6  18.2   8.1  16.4  15.8   8.5   5.9
Other   4.9   4.9   4.1   4.8   4.0   2.7  10.6
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
White (non-Hispanic) 100.0  60.3  13.7  74.1  17.1   2.4   6.4
Black (non-Hispanic) 100.0  59.6  19.2  78.8  14.4   2.3   4.4
Hispanic origin 100.0  73.0   7.1  80.1  16.6   1.2   2.1
Other 100.0  62.0  11.4  73.4  13.2   1.2  12.2
Total  100.0  62.2  13.6  75.9  16.3   2.1   5.7
Median length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)   3   4   4   2   2   1
Black (non-Hispanic)   4   4   4   2   3   2
Hispanic origin   2   2   5   2   2   2
Other   1   1   6   2   2   1
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
White (non-Hispanic)  11   8  18  11  12  15
Black (non-Hispanic)  20  13  39  25  32  15
Hispanic origin   5   4  11   6   7  11
Other   7   5  18   7  15   8
Total   11   8  23    13  16  14
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 189,870; 90 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 14,672; 7 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 6,619; 3 percent). Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.2006.

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